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April 25, 2015

Christian Retreat Centers: A Great Place to Work

Retreat and conference centers on summer camp properties are a great place to work and gain valuable professional experience. One of the most rewarding environments to work in, especially when they are located in a natural setting. Director Positions If you are seasoned and looking for a full time director position, you will need to have experience with: fundraising,... Read More

April 18, 2015

What to Look for in a Sports Camp Staff

1. Directors Must Make Safety a Top Priority Sports camps offer a variety of ways for kids to get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and we all want children to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to be safe. Outdoor activities can be risky, but directors of sports programs can minimize the chance kids will get hurt.... Read More

April 11, 2015

Where and How to Plan a Christian Retreat

Building your church community can be fun and relaxing. When you want time away from your busy life to connect with others in a more spiritual way, you also connect with yourself and with God in a deeper way. Why Summer Camps Make the Perfect Christian Retreat Centers Summer camps allow you to take time away from the hustle... Read More

April 3, 2015

Questions Parents Need to Ask About Summer Camp Safety Prior to Registration

When you wave goodbye to your kids for the summer (or even just for the day), you want them to be comfortable, safe and enthusiastic about the adventures ahead of them. Read on for questions to help parents find a camp that makes them feel the same. Question 1: How long has the summer camp been open? Is it... Read More

March 25, 2015

5 Unique Adventure and Sports Summer Camps for Kids

Do you have a unique child interested in exploring the world? Does your son or daughter want to learn something more than what school, video games, TV, and even parents can teach? Then you should consider sending your kid to sports summer camp. There are more options than just football, baseball, basketball, archery, and swimming. There are a wide... Read More

March 18, 2015

Campers Unplugged: Trading in Cell Phones for Unlimited Minutes of Real Time Social Skills

Help Kids go Cell Phone-FREE Have you ever gone anywhere without your cell phone? It can be a very freeing experience. The trouble is that we have come to depend on our phones as lifelines. If you’re an adult, you can probably remember what it was like before cell phones populated the world. If you’re a child, chances are... Read More

March 11, 2015

Core Principles of Top Gymnastics Camps

There are several types of camps for your budding or experienced gymnast. There are elite, commercial, and collegiate programs. Depending upon your children’s interests and skill level, there are many options to help you find the right gymnastics camp. Before you and your kids make a decision, be sure the camp you choose has the core principles that all... Read More

March 4, 2015

Core Principles of High-Quality Mountain Biking Summer Camps for Kids

Mountain bikers are a close-knit community of professional and recreational cyclists. Kids interested in mountain biking are not only physically fit, they also learn to connect with and enjoy nature and other people. It’s important to send your child to a camp that you review and evaluate to be sure the it meets the highest standards. Here are a... Read More

February 26, 2015

3 Reasons to Send Your Child to Water Sports Summer Camp

Water sports is guaranteed fun for boys and girls. Whether it is a lake, river or the ocean, spending the summer near a body of water is a special and memorable time.  summer camp can consist of any number of activities to choose from. Kids interested in more traditional sports such as swimming and diving, as well as those... Read More

February 20, 2015

How Parents Can Use Summer Camp Programs to Foster Independence

Parents want to believe that when their children step into the real world, they can go forth safely with their health, personal integrity, and confidence intact. Spending summer at camp is a great bridge into that world, fortifying a child’s character and giving them the freedom to explore and experiment in a safe environment. Tips for Parents Letting a... Read More